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MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2013

The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association say they support widespread adoption of electronic health records, but are asking for flexibility to meet the program's requirements.

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Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 25, 2013

Almost half of the doctors surveyed by Mayo Clinic researchers acknowledge that they "try not to think about the cost to the healthcare system when making treatment decisions." More than half blame attorneys, health plans, and hospitals for growing costs.

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Rural Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

A study finds that the risk of injury deaths is 22% higher in the most rural counties than in the most urban areas. While the data reveals some surprising findings, the lead author says she can only speculate as to the reasons why.

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AMA's Role in Setting Medicare Fees Battered

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

Two prominent media reports critical of the American Medical Association's influence over payment rates for services on the Medicare physician fee schedule coincide with a renewed legislative push to diminish the group's power over pricing.

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Don't Let Lack of Metrics Sink Your Hospital Marketing Department

By: Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, July 24, 2013

The notion that it's too hard to determine the value of a marketing strategy is common. And it could be negatively affecting the way that marketing departments are viewed within the C-suite.

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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

By: June 17, 2013

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation.

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Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

By: June 18, 2013

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care.

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